Baltimore, M.d. Sept 10, 1821
We address you on a Subject of vital importance; we mean the Subject of Female-Education, which in our opinion has not received that attention which its intrinsic value merits.—To benefit, & place it on a more permanent basis, as far as our capabilities will allow, we intend to apply to the Legislature of Mary land, at its next Session, for Means to erect a Female College. The importance of such an Institution is universally seen & felt. It would, if properly conducted, tend greatly to the advantage of Female education, & perhaps, be a means of bringing into existence in the various states, more of a similar nature.
Deeming it useless to remark on a subject, to which you must have given much attention, we close with the request, that you will honour us with your opinion of Such an establishment, as soon as convenient.
A. & J. W. Picket
MHi: Coolidge Collection.